The First Christmas Tree

Francis B. Ongkingco 12/23/2016

Where will we get firewood, daddy?” Young Amos asked. “There, the dead tree,” he pointed at a leafless tree. Amos ran to the tree snapped off the smaller twigs. But as he tried breaking the bigger branches,…

Closing circles

Francis B. Ongkingco 11/11/2016

A way to describe our life projects or ambitions is to compare them to drawing circles. One patiently connects the dots, so to speak, until a circle is finished before moving on to the next goal. Once…

Kalag-kalag: When the old meets the new

Izobelle T. Pulgo 10/30/2016

The first week of November always holds a special place for old practices, superstitions, and age-old Filipino traditions to flourish. People visit the graves of their dearly departed, send a prayer to those who have passed on,…

Praying our Boredom

Francis B. Ongkingco 10/21/2016

The little boy was practicing his three-point shots. His shoulder tensed, his arm perpendicular to his elbow. He focused for a few seconds, snapped his wrist and made the shot. The ball soared through the air in…

Pagara to battle tough Ghanaian in PP39 card

Glendale G. Rosal 10/21/2016

After a painful defeat last July in the United States, ALA Boxing Gym’s stalwart, “Prince” Albert Pagara returns to the ring against a tough foe in the undercard of Pinoy Pride 39: IBF World Jr. Flyweight championships…

“Do Sorry”

Francis B. Ongkingco 09/02/2016

A mother came to me saying that she was amused how her son asked her if he could “do sorry” for something wrong he had done. “I immediately corrected his wrong grammar, Father,” she explained. “Oh, did…

More students display “unusual behavior” at Jagobiao NHS

Jhunnex Napallacan 03/16/2016

Classes at the Jagobiao National High School was suspended anew on Wednesday morning after more students displayed “unusual behavior” which led suspicions that the students may have been possessed by “spirits.” Dr. Estela Susvilla, Mandaue City Assistant…

4 students ‘possessed’

Jhunnex Napallacan, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/28/2014

Editha, 62, of Suba, Poblacion, Argao, hurriedly left for the Argao Center for Science Learning  in barangay Lamacan after receiving a call from a teacher informing that her grandson Raymond, 16 and granddaughter Mary Rose, 15, were…

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